Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals

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Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, Brenda Peterson
Fawcett Columbine, 1998 - Fiction - 455 pages
Although women have long felt kinship with animals, they have seldom participated in the study of them. Now, as more women writers and scientists make animals the subject of their investigations, important new ideas are emerging, based on the premise that animals are honored co-sharers of the earth.

At the forefront of this international movement stand the editors of this groundbreaking anthology, which includes original stories, essays, meditations, and poems by the best female nature writers and by female field scientists writing about their lives among the animals they study.

INTIMATE NATURE is the first book of its kind -- a celebration, a lament, and an urgent wake-up call.E

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A splendid, multihued collection of writings by women on their kinship with animals, edited by Hogan (Solar Storms, 1995, etc.), Metzger (Writing for Your Life, not reviewed), and Peterson (Sister ... Read full review

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This book brings together stories, poems, essays, and meditations by the editors and more than 70 other prominent female nature writers and field scientists, including Gretel Ehrlich, Ursula K. Le ... Read full review


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Linda Hogan--a Chickasaw writer whose work draws heavily on Native American culture--was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1947. A poet, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, Hogan writes about topics related to the experiences of Native Americans as well as the relationship between humans and the environment. Her acclaimed first novel, Mean Spirit, focused on violence in the Osage Indian community during the Oklahoma oil boom of the 1920s. She has also published volumes of poetry and essays. Hogan has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation and has taught at University of Colorado, University of Denver, and the University of Minnesota.

Deena Metzger is a writer, healer, and lay analyst who has taught and counseled for over thirty years, in the process of which she developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life-threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community and political disintegration. She has two sons, is married to writer/healer Michael Ortiz Hill and lives at the end of the road with her wolves, Owl and Isis.

Brenda Peterson is the author of three novels, two collections of essays, and numerous articles. She lives in Seattle.

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